Issue of March 10, 2019
Mt. Province

Panagbenga Flower Festival
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DENR warns anew on Sto Tomas destruction

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera reminded the public anew that the Writ of Kalikasan and permanent environment protection order (PEPO) of the Supreme Court, imposed by the Court of Appeals, remain in effect over the Mount Santo Tomas Forest Reserve in Tuba, Benguet.

PANAGBENGA SHOWDOWN -- The parade of colorful flower-bedecked floats, one of the highlights of the annual Baguio Flower Festival, has captivated countless spectators and viewers from around the world through live streaming on weekend. M. Lhuillier’s “The garden of opportunity” float and Taloy Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative float topped the big and small float categories, respectively.
-- Ofelia Empian

Baguio’s Janet Abuel, who topped the Bar in 1998, has been named by President Rodrigo Duterte as officer-in-charge of the Department of Budget Management.

As preparations begin for a milestone year of the Panagbenga in 2020, its organizers are hoping that on its silver anniversary or on its 25th year, the event will no longer be clouded by intrigues and controversy.

City, DPWH to resolve discord on BCC design
Mayor Mauricio Domogan has called on the Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera and the technical working group for the Baguio Convention Center rehabilitation to sit down and discuss again how to go about the design they’re having differences with, for the sake of meeting their goal of coming up with a world-class convention facility.


Law enforcers in La Trinidad, Benguet has apprehended 287 individuals caught violating the Anti-Smoking Ordinance since the local policy was implemented in 2017.

Baguio City is mourning the loss of veteran journalist-cum-public servant Narciso “Nars” Padilla, an institutional figure in the city’s civic and tourism activities, which is just one of the many hats he had worn in his lifetime. He was 87.
BIG BIKES FOR COPS -- City Mayor Mauricio Domogan handed the symbolic key to City Police Director, Police Colonel Eliseo Tanding, for the three motorbikes worth more than P500,000 each as the city’s donations to the police force in implementing traffic rules and regulations. With the mayor are Rep. Mark Go and city councilors. -- Bong Cayabyab
SERIES OF TESTS -- To jumpstart their upcoming one-year training, 200 male and female police recruits underwent reception rites that would test their endurance as part of the Police Regional Office - Cordillera force just after their oath taking ceremony on March 4 at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.
-- Ofelia Empian
FAM -- Filipino students of Monash University established the Filipino Association of Monash (FAM), which is considered the first Filipino student club created in the history of the university in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Among those who helped establish the group is Gerard Carbonell Felipe (3rd from left), an Ibaloy from Tublay, Benguet who is the group’s indigenous advisor. Felipe also made history as the first appointed youth mayor of Frankston, Victoria, Australia by its city council. -- Ofelia Empian
OPLAN BALIK BAKUNA -- A family ensures that their baby girl gets shots of measles and Japanese encephalitis vaccines at the Department of Health fixed-site at the La Trinidad municipal grounds. All parents and guardians with children six months to 59 months are being urged to bring their children to the health centers near them for free shots against measles and JE. -- Diana Palangchao
HOT LUMBER -- Seven illegal loggers were caught red handed by the government authorities along with P130,000 worth lumber being cut to various sizes at Sitio Carallan, Barangay Luyon in Luna, Apayao on March 7. Illegal logging is still rampant in different parts of the region despite the government’s nationwide ban on logging.
-- Contributed photo
PREMIERE PRODUCT -- The recently opened Strawberry Lane in La Trinidad, Benguet featured various products of the municipality such as fresh strawberries, jams, baked products and wines from the strawberry fruit. Milagros Gaspili of Mhel’s Strawberry has been producing strawberry for 20 years at their farm in Longlong, Puguis, since then, her family has been creating jams and baked products from the fruit as well. -- Ofelia Empian
INDIGENOUS GAME -- Elementary athletes competed in the kadang-kadang event at the opening of the recently held Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association Meet 2019 in Luna, Apayao with Baguio topping the event. -- Ofelia Empian
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Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Department of Health – CAR
John Hay Management Corporation
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
New Media Services
Pag–IBIG Fund
Pines City Colleges
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Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
Choobi Choobi
Congressman Mark O. Go
Councilor Leandro B. Yangot Jr.
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Department of Science and Technology
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
Ganza & Solibao Restaurants
Gen. Benjie B. Magalong
GMS Technology
Governor Crescencio C. Pacalso
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Nagomi Spa
Narda’s / Sunflower Ridge
Northern Luzon School for the Visually Impaired, Inc.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
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